NBC News Dominant Despite Network Woes

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Huffington Post

The name NBC may be synonymous with turmoil right now, with the network’s well-documented problems in primetime and its recent late-night drama involving Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien. But at least one of the network’s divisions–NBC News–has a remarkably different story to tell.

NBC News is coming off one of its most successful years ever and is poised to expand on that success in 2010. The network is home to the #1 program in the morning (“Today“), the evening (“Nightly News“), and on Sundays (“Meet the Press“), and as ABC has initiated anchor changes across all three of those timeslots, NBC’s programs haven’t lost steam.

NBC News President Steve Capus recently shared this message with ad sales and network affiliates in a sort of “news upfront,” where he keyed in on the network’s ratings and its deep talent pool to pitch NBC as the network best suited for continued success in the future. More…